CiCADA has developed highly successful empowerment and performance programs with communities in regional and remote Australia, New Zealand, Vanuatu, North America, Canada, Hawaii and Hong Kong. Our focus is based on assisting marginalized, disadvantaged and Indigenous women and youth to overcome barriers to their personal and professional success. It connects the participants to the creative industries and demonstrates how this can contribute to community and economic development.

CiCADA works with experienced musicians and music practitioners, singers, songwriters, video directors, photographers, community workers and social workers to deliver all programs which are underpinned by a high level of expertise.

CiCADA's community empowerment programs build on the success of the model developed and presented by Barefoot Divas since 2012. Our community engagement comprises two separate streams as below: